LAZIO star Patric was sent off for BITING Lecce defender Giulio Donati in a moment of sheer madness.
The Serie A title-chasers’ hopes of breaking Juventus’ dominance have evaporated with three losses in their last five games.
But the frustration was too much for Patric when he sunk his teeth into Donati in stoppage time of the 2-1 defeat at Lecce.
Lazio went into Tuesday night’s game against the 17th-placed side knowing nothing but a win would do.
Their patchy form post-lockdown has seen Juventus open up a commanding seven-point lead at the top of Serie A.
Felipe Caicedo gave them the perfect start, too – scoring in the fifth minute.
But goals from Khouma Babacar and Fabio Luciano either side of half-time saw Lazio’s already-faint hopes fizzle into nothing.
With seven minutes of time added on, Lazio still had a small chance to snatch something from the game.
But they were reduced to ten men in the 93rd minute after Patric lost his cool and bit Lecce right-back Donati.
He is almost certain to be punished and could even miss the rest of the season.
One fan even demanded Patric have his contract ripped up.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote: “One of the worst players I have ever seen, hopefully he’s banned for the remainder of his contract.”
Juventus lost 4-2 at AC Milan later on Tuesday to make Lazio’s loss feel even more costly.